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How much is the average Thai salary per month?

Thai people are typically paid by the month regardless of their occupation, it may be calculated by the hour but typically the average Thai salary is paid by the month. If your thinking about hiring someone in Thailand I strongly urge you not to do this though. Pay someone for a months work here and they will take 6-7 days off during that month. Pay them by the day and for a days work and they will show up every day without fail.
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So what does the average Thai person make per month? Their salary may differ by industry and occupation and where they live in the country. I’ve heard people talk about GDP and that the average Thai person will earn 25,000 per month which is so not true, maybe as a mean but certainly not for the regular joe.

In Thailand, Education Rules! Your monthly salary will depend on the qualifications you have as well as experience and age. The salary depends more on age and qualifications than on experience unless you have been with a company for a long time, this is for well paying jobs like a degree qualified job such as IT.

As for the lower end such as farming and manufacturing the pay is very low, industry average for manufacturing and labour jobs are typicaly 6000-8000 baht per month. And if you live upcountry away from big cities even if you have a degree depending on your job your unlikely to make more than 10,000 baht per month. My previous post on how to live in Thailand on 300 baht a day will show you how these people can get by on so little.
What is the average thai salary

What is the average thai salary

With monthly Thai salaries being so low you wonder how so many people can buy a car even luxury cars. In all honesty even if you have a degree in Thailand doesn’t mean your capable, the ones who do really well here do really well, I know many multimillionairs in Thailand that didn’t finish grade 9 and are doing extremely well, and this is mostly because everyone else lacks what it takes.

If your in a well paying position in a degree qualified job the average wage is around 25,000 per month. This is almost 4 times as much as a non qualified job, so if that person still lives with their family and still lives and eats cheaply by the time their 26 they can own their own car, for someone who works in a really good paying job like let’s say Data Warehousing consultant their salary can be over 80,000 per month, by the time their 26 they can own outright a mercedes CLK! Very much the same as back home really.

Basically like everywhere the average Thai salary all depends on what you do and what is your degree.

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About Chris

Chris founded Living Thai and author of the books Learn the The Thai Alphabet and How to make money in Thailand also the Blueprint for Living in Thailand. Chris started this blog with the aim of educating westerners on how to have the best time in Thailand, to make new friends and to vent his frustrations Chris is also fluent in both written and spoken Thai.

3 Responses to How much is the average Thai salary per month?

  1. David Rimping July 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Man, your grammar sucks dude. It’s shocking. Are you sure English is your native language? Maybe you did not graduate grade 9 as well!

    If your in a -> If you’re in a
    time their 26 – time they’re 26

    etc. Not once, but many times in this article. I think these are grade 5 errors!

    • Chris July 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

      So ive heard. Id rather just talk in a podcast or something similar but google doesnt work like that.

    • vinnie September 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      what does grammer have to do with understanding the subject talked about..basically you can be an educated asshole versus a person with an education and can articulate what they are saying for you to understand…listen up learn something and don’t preach teacher david rimping…

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